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Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 14:33 Quote
Anyone have any experience with it? Recommended base settings? Bike is a Knolly Warden I weigh about 198lbs.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 15:04 Quote
ricochetrabbit wrote:
Anyone have any experience with it? Recommended base settings? Bike is a Knolly Warden I weigh about 198lbs.

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Yea drop spring rate and dial the shit ton of compression damping out of it, that's what I had to do with mine on my sb165...mine was so firm to begin with the climb switch was pointless, I had two options, harsh or effing extra harsh... Lowered spring rate, spoke to a few uk suspension tuners and one guy that actually knows his shit told me to wind that compression damping way off. Now I have a shock that is super buttery over bumps but also has an effective climb switch that is actually of use now.

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 15:14 Quote
Danzzz88 wrote:
ricochetrabbit wrote:
Anyone have any experience with it? Recommended base settings? Bike is a Knolly Warden I weigh about 198lbs.

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Yea drop spring rate and dial the shit ton of compression damping out of it, that's what I had to do with mine on my sb165...mine was so firm to begin with the climb switch was pointless, I had two options, harsh or effing extra harsh... Lowered spring rate, spoke to a few uk suspension tuners and one guy that actually knows his shit told me to wind that compression damping way off. Now I have a shock that is super buttery over bumps but also has an effective climb switch that is actually of use now.

When you say spring rate, you mean go to a lighter spring? It’s a 475 right now.
Could you explain what you mean by the compression dampening?

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 15:33 Quote
Well I'm just saying what I did with mine, but to help you out we need to know what you're looking for. Is it too harsh, too soft or were you just hoping someone would know some magical settings you could turn the dials too and will work for you also? Compression damping is the dials on the shock, there is a high and low speed compression dial for both the dh circuit and climb circuit... The dials on the left are the dh circuit, the smallest dial is low speed and the larger dial is high speed... Atm they are probably set somewhere around 12-14 clicks, turn them anti clockwise and dial some of that damping out if you feel the ride is harsh, turn them in clockwise if you feel you need more support.

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 15:36 Quote
Danzzz88 wrote:
Well I'm just saying what I did with mine, but to help you out we need to know what you're looking for. Is it too harsh, too soft or were you just hoping someone would know some magical settings you could turn the dials too and will work for you also? Compression damping is the dials on the shock, there is a high and low speed compression dial for both the dh circuit and climb circuit... The dials on the left are the dh circuit, the smallest dial is low speed and the larger dial is high speed... Atm they are probably set somewhere around 12-14 clicks, turn them anti clockwise and dial some of that damping out if you feel the ride is harsh, turn them in clockwise if you feel you need more support.

I literally just installed it. LOL.

What you just wrote is what I was looking for. A base to go off of. Thank you sir

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 15:43 Quote
Well if you want to know what I run on mine I have the damping fully open or only two clicks in, I have a feeling you won't be overly impressed with the stock 12/14 clicks but have a play around...the 11/6 is designed so even if you take it to either end of the adjustments it's not completely out of whack like it would be say with a Fox x2, so set it wherever you like it best....you can't go wrong, just firmer or softer.

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 15:53 Quote
Danzzz88 wrote:
Well if you want to know what I run on mine I have the damping fully open or only two clicks in, I have a feeling you won't be overly impressed with the stock 12/14 clicks but have a play around...the 11/6 is designed so even if you take it to either end of the adjustments it's not completely out of whack like it would be say with a Fox x2, so set it wherever you like it best....you can't go wrong, just firmer or softer.

Ok good to know. I’m coming off of a cane creek double barrel in-line coil. The rebound is a pain to adjust because of the way it sits on the warden lol

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Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 16:52 Quote
Was the shock tuned to your weight, bike and riding style?

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 16:58 Quote
Petiloi wrote:
Was the shock tuned to your weight, bike and riding style?

Yes

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Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 17:01 Quote
Then I would agree with danzzz88 and say spring rate is your first variable followed by compression dampening. Though since it was made for you and your bike calling them and asking what they think would be the most logical way to gain insight.

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 17:04 Quote
Petiloi wrote:
Then I would agree with danzzz88 and say spring rate is your first variable followed by compression dampening. Though since it was made for you and your bike calling them and asking what they think would be the most logical way to gain insight.

Parking lot test (I know) it feels very very plush and sensitive. I can actually notice when I move a dial a click. Do you think 475 spring is too soft?

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Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 17:12 Quote
Depends on your weight and bike suspension leverages. The people who would know best would be push. If your not looking to go through them for answers it’s a trial and error situation. Your riding style and suspension leverages may dictate the need for a lighter spring and heavy compression dampening or the exact opposite. Depending if the leverage ratios are sustained through travel or if they decrease/increase. Find out what the leverage ratios are and that would be a good indicator of how the shock needs to be set up to provide then support you need.

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 17:14 Quote
Petiloi wrote:
Depends on your weight and bike suspension leverages. The people who would know best would be push. If your not looking to go through them for answers it’s a trial and error situation. Your riding style and suspension leverages may dictate the need for a lighter spring and heavy compression dampening or the exact opposite. Depending if the leverage ratios are sustained through travel or if they decrease/increase. Find out what the leverage ratios are and that would be a good indicator of how the shock needs to be set up to provide then support you need.

Thank you. Lot to take in...but I appreciate your help!

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Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 17:18 Quote
My pleasure. Good luck.

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 at 21:42 Quote
ricochetrabbit wrote:
Petiloi wrote:
Was the shock tuned to your weight, bike and riding style?

Yes
if you've paid for a premium brand shock,that's tune very specifically for you and your bike,you shouldn't have to touch it.Any issue with the tune got back to who you bought it from.Meddling at home will make the shock feel awful.

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